HMS Antenor (F 21)
Armed Merchant Cruiser
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Type||Armed Merchant Cruiser|
|Class||[No specific class]|
|Built by||Palmers Shipbuilding & Iron Co Ltd (Jarrow-on-Tyne, U.K.)|
|Launched||30 Sep 1924|
|Commissioned||7 Nov 1939|
|End service||31 Oct 1941|
On 13 September 1939 the passenger ship Antenor of the Alfred Holt & Co, Liverpool was requisitioned by the Admiralty and converted to an armed merchant cruiser. Conversion was completed on 7 November 1939.
Displacement: 11174 BRT
On 31 October 1941 returned and used as troopship by the Ministry of War Transport (MoWT).
Commands listed for HMS Antenor (F 21)
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|1||Capt. (retired) Arthur Bannatyne Arnold Baker, DSO, RN||30 Aug 1939||31 Dec 1939|
|2||Cdr. Gilbert Palmer Claridge, RN||31 Dec 1939||10 Jan 1940|
|3||Capt. (retired) Donald Irvine McGillewie, RN||10 Jan 1940||late 1941|
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Notable events involving Antenor include:
31 Dec 1939
Capt A B A Baker was CO 30/8/39-31/12/39 : Capt G P Claridge 31/12/39-10/1/40 : Capt D I mcGillewie 10/1/40-1/12/41 (1)
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